"My depression and social anxiety."
About: Inclusion Thurrock (IAPT) Inclusion Thurrock (IAPT) Grays RM17 6NB
Posted by Rhiana (as ),
I had never admitted to having anxiety or depression until something happened in my life that left me no choice but to seek help. I had felt helpless and I had no other option. Until I turnt to my gp who helped me get in contact with inclusion Thurrock, I had never done any sort of one to one counselling before, especially online with the new covid rules. I was nervous and shy, especially the first session, I was timid and closed off however the counsellor I had was amazing! The counsellor helped me realise that it is okay to face anxiety and depression and it is okay to experience them it is how you deal with it and you reduce it that matters. Covid 19 has changed everybody’s life’s, and in fact has worsened most people’s mental health. My counsellor had helped suggest some activities and support systems that can help me through lockdown and the ever changed regulations. I am incredibly thankful for the experience and can honestly say it has helped me shape into a better, more positive person. I am excited to take my experience further in my life and hopefully help others seek help.